A sanctuary of scented bliss, our Meera Spa sits in a secluded bay and is sprawled across languid waters.
This holistic haven includes six over-water treatment rooms, an Ayurvedic Treatment Champa, steam and sauna rooms and an open-air relaxation area offering breathtaking views. A seaside yoga and meditation champa, where you can salute the sun come dawn or dusk, lies not too far away.
Delve into the Maldives’ theatrical underwater world with Ocean Paradise Dive Centre – a PADI-certified outlet operating at Gili Lankanfushi. Many renowned dive sites, such as Banana, HP or Rainbow Reef, Okobe Thila, Nassimo Thila, Maagiri and Manta Point are a short boat ride away from our resort.
Multilingual expert instructors run day and night dives and courses for all levels. As the 9th most environmentally responsible dive centre in Asia, the team takes environmental practices seriously – you can even join a science dive and collect data for the likes of SharkWatch and the Manta Trust.
Be amazed by the richness and variety that exists in the surrounding shimmering waters of our resort. Just standing on the edge of our timber boardwalks, you can easily spot small sharks and schools of brightly coloured fish.
Pop on a snorkelling mask and pair of fins and head to the 15-metre drop-off zone at the edge of our house reef. Exploring its dazzling coral walls is like swimming in an aquarium and there is a good chance you will see turtles and rays.
Our resident marine biologists run a variety of day and night exploratory guided trips. In the right season, they can take you to see giant manta rays up close and personal.
Our blue lagoon is the perfect place for water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding on complimentary basis. We provide lessons for beginners and for those with experience, we will leave you to explore the blue yonder at leisure. If power and speed is what you are after, we offer wakeboarding, waterskiing, jet skiing, jet blading, fun tubing and private speed boat trips too.
SURFING WITH TROPICSURF
Gili Lankanfushi’s setting in the North Malé atoll is ideally located for unbeatable surfing. Some of the best breaks in the country lie on our doorstep, with three just a five-minute boat ride away and several more are within 20 minutes. Tropical water temperatures, consistent swell and low crowds add to the appeal.
We have teamed up with luxury surfing company Tropicsurf and their experienced instructors offer an array of activities available for beginners learning in our lagoon, intermediate surfers and expert wave warriors looking for a challenge.
We offer an extensive range of guided excursions for those looking to explore what lies beyond our resort. Meander through the narrow streets of the capital city, Malé, and discover its markets, mosques and minarets. Or, take a trip to Huraa, a tiny local island that lies 20 minutes north of Gili Lankanfushi, to meet with some of its inhabitants and see their exquisite handcrafted products.
You can also try your hand (and luck) at local-style fishing or embark on a more serious deep sea fishing adventure. Island hopping trips include the chance to stop and snorkel as well. Delight in the excitement of flying over some of the Maldives’ spectacular atolls in a seaplane with our scenic Flight Experience. As you gaze down upon beautiful little islands with their chalk-white sandbars and crystal clear lagoons, you will see how they stand out in stark contrast against the Indian Ocean’ deeper, azure blue seas.
GILI GOES VOYAGING
Sail the Indian Ocean on our luxury 14-metre Riviera yacht. Climb on board for a whale shark watching trip, a fishing excursion, or sunset dolphin cruise. Enjoy exclusive transfers to the airport, a private desert island picnic or explore atolls further away. With an en-suite master cabin, two smaller berths and full catering service on board, there’s no finer way to travel.
When you are surrounded by the gifts of nature the possibilities are endless. A spa session feels sensational with the sound of waves and a view of what is beneath. Diving and snorkelling yield amazing stories full of marine creatures. Even a leisure afternoon enjoying the sea breeze seems all the more invigorating. Shopping options are also available to find that perfect memento for lasting memories of a lifetime.